Class and Exam Information

The remaining spare class for Friday, April 4th has been cancelled.

There will be CISC 282 students writing the final exam simultaneously in four different buildings on campus. I will try to answer students’ questions as often as possible, but there will be times when I am unavailable because I am in a different building.

Please remember to bring your student card to the exam.

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Important: Changes to Course Instructor’s Availability

Due to a serious illness in the family, the course instructor will not be in class for the remaining guest lectures beginning on Thursday, March 27th. One of the TAs will introduce the guest lecturer and moderate questions instead.

It may also be necessary for a TA to conduct the exam review on Friday, March 28th. If this is the case, notes about the content of the exam will be provided to the TA by the instructor and the exam review should proceed much as the midterm review did.

The course instructor’s regular office hours are cancelled for the remainder of term. You can reach her by email or make an appointment with her or one of the TAs. The instructor will make every effort to answer emails and meet with students where possible.

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Assignment 2 PHP MySQLi Connection: Database Name

There is an error on slide 9 from March 13th which details the connection arguments necessary for the MySQLi constructor. The database name should be db_NetID instead of dbNetID. If you have experienced errors connecting to the database for Assignment 2, please change the database name as described.

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USATs and Change to Assignment 2

USATs will take place at the beginning of lecture on Tuesday, March 18th. Please attend class and fill in a form to provide feedback on the course.

The instructions/requirements for Assignment 2 have been modified. It is no longer required to perform MySQL queries using prepared statements and bound variables. Students may use the query function instead. Having said that, students who feel comfortable with the material are strongly encouraged to use prepared statements and bound variables, which is the better approach.

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Lecture 22 Slides Updated

The lecture slides for Thursday, March 13th have been updated: two typos were corrected on slide 9.

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Drop-In Sessions and Exam Review

A drop-in session for students with questions about Assignment 2 will take place in Goodwin 230 on Monday, March 24th from 1-4PM. Another drop-in session for students with questions about course material that arise from exam preparations will take place in Goodwin 230 on Thursday, April 10th from 1-4PM.

At least one of the TAs will be available for help during the dates and times listed above. Students who cannot make these sessions are encouraged to email the TAs for an appointment. However, the TAs will not be answering questions related to exam content and format. The class scheduled for Friday, March 28th is a review session for the exam. This session will be done informally in class. Slides and notes from it will not be posted on the website. Questions about it will not be answered during office hours or by email.

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Lecture 19 Slides Updated

The lecture slides for Thursday, March 6th have been updated: a new slide 12 on visibility has been added.

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Midterm Solution Posted

Solutions to the midterm and alternate midterm have been posted on the Midterm & Exam page. In addition, there are three HTML files containing the material from Questions 3, 4 and 5 to demonstrate the output/results.

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Assignment 1 Feedback

If you would like feedback on your Assignment 1 grade (e.g., why deductions were made), please email all three TAs (their email addresses can be found here) with a brief message including your NetID. The TA who graded your assignment will respond and can provide feedback by email, in Moodle or by appointment.

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Midterms Marked

The midterms for 282 are marked and the results have been entered into Moodle. The papers will be returned in class on Friday, February 28th. They can also be picked up during office hours from Monday, March 3rd onwards.

Students who wish to discuss their grade with the instructor can do so this week. However, papers will not be returned until Friday when the alternate midterm is also complete.

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